There is no suggestion that 11-year-old Rhys Jones, who was shot dead in Croxteth, Liverpool, was in any way involved with gangs. But the fact his killer, who police believe was aged between 13 and 15, had access to a gun will come as no surprise to anyone who looks for videos posted on the web by locals who see themselves as gangsters. Theirs is a world where firearms, motorbike stunts and images purported to be of bloodstained victims are prominent.
scouser = Person from Liverpool
Noggzy = Norris Green
Teenage gangs in Liverpool are using YouTube to flaunt their culture of violence and law-breaking… the video clips have come to prominence following the murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones, shot dead as he returned from football practice to his home in the well-to-do Croxteth Park area of the city.
Several arrests have been made following the murder but police are still looking for the killer. In one clip, a youth can be seen pointing a gun to the camera. In another, an apparently bloodied victim is shown.
Four gang members linked to the murder of Rhys Jones.
The members of the “Croccy Crew” from Croxteth were sentenced to a total of 86 years for their part in the shooting of Liam “Smigger” Smith, a boss of the rival Strand Gang from Norris Green.
The yob teenage gangs turning Britain’s estates into lawless no-go areas are exposed by The People today.
Yob = A thuggish young male.
We began our investigation on the Custom House estate in Canning Town, East London, where TV engineer Peter Woodhams, 22, was shot dead when he tackled the same gang who had earlier slashed his face. We learned that the gang who call themselves the Murray Square Crew mug pensioners as they leave the Post Office or withdraw cash from machines…….
They call it The Bronx. The Wyrley Birch Estate in Kingstanding, Birmingham, is so dangerous it is nicknamed Britain’s Bronx by locals. Two miles away on an estate in Aston, the grim situation is the same.
A street in Liverpool’s tough Norris Green has been turned into a shrine for local gang leader Liam Smith (see Update above) who was shot dead by a rival gang. Gangs in the area are made up of around 50 youths, all white, aged between 14 and 19. In Norris local gangs use the public phone box as the center of their drug operation. In nearby Croxteth gun crime is out of control. A recent series of dawn-raids revealed a wall full of photographs of guns pinned alongside a list of names of suspected members of the Croxteth Crew.
There is an interesting website called ChavTowns that says it is a user guide to Britain’s ASBO Generation.
ASBO = delinquent (also: Anti Social Behaviour Order, like curfews, for example)
Chav = British white trash types. Many definitions here.